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About Us

Seattle's no. 1 parenting media brand

At ParentMap, it’s our business to build an inclusive community that informs, engages and inspires Puget Sound parents and families — while having plenty of fun, too! To accomplish this important mission, our team follows four brand values:

  • Be the community for the community
  • Be authentic
  • Focus on the future
  • Educate ourselves and others

What does this mean for you? It means that ParentMap understands what it means to be a parent because we’ve been there, too. It means that we act with integrity, establish trust through credibility and own our mistakes. It means that we’re focused on how to better serve families, that we never settle for the status quo and we aren’t afraid to get messy as we continue to innovate and improve. And it means that our deep community connections, family advocacy and unique partnerships allow us to help build a better village for families.

We’re dedicated to being there for you, from the scariest moments and biggest questions to the deepest joys of parenting.

 

Meet the Team

 
Ida Wicklund
Ida Wicklund, Advertising & Partnerships (Eastside, Shoreline, South and Snohomish County)
Ben Demar
Ben Demar, Advertising & Partnerships (Seattle)
Carolyn Brendel
Carolyn Brendel, Business Analyst
Sonja Hanson
Sonja Hanson, Accounting & Admin Manager
Lindsey Carter
Lindsey Carter, Digital Marketing Manager
Elisa Taylor
Elisa Taylor, Ad Traffic & Digital Product Lead
Maureen Taasin
Maureen Taasin, Marketing & Operations Assistant
Brenna McCown
Brenna McCown, Events Manager
Mallory Mattingly
Mallory Mattingly, Events Coordinator
Taryn Weiner
Taryn Weiner, Events Assistant
Jess Collet
Jess Collet, Advertising Client Services Manager
Angela Goodwin
Angela Goodwin, Advertising Business Development Coordinator
 
Dora Heideman
Dora Heideman, Out + About Assistant
 
 
 
 
Amy Chinn
Amy Chinn, Production Designer

Not Pictured:
Patty Lindley, Interim Managing Editor
Taracina Zebley, Administrative Support

Our Publications

ParentMap Magazine

ParentMap Magazine

The intelligent, trusted, essential resource for Puget Sound–area parents, ParentMap is a monthly magazine packed with information that helps families make decisions and connections. Check out our award-winning content for every age and stage, a comprehensive calendar, and the latest news that affects children and families in our state.

See this month's issue | See past issues

 

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ParentMap Special Editions

We know that raising kids is the most challenging, interesting, weird and rewarding journey we’ll ever take. That’s why, in addition to ParentMap, we publish our essential annual resource guides: ParentMap Golden Teddy AwardsParentMap LearningParentMap Summer and ParentMap Family Adventure Guide.

View our Family Fun Calendar

 

Family Adventure Guide Winter 2017

ParentMap Family Adventure Guides

Our biannual ParentMap Family Adventure Guides detail the greatest family travel adventures for Northwest families or Northwest visitors in summer and winter. 

See our latest Family Adventure Guide

 

ParentMap eNewsletters

ParentMap eNews

Want early word on the best local events and outings for families? The latest news and info that affects parents and kids? A heads-up on great local sales, freebies, deals — and lots of giveaways? Try one of our eNewsletters: FUEL, WEEKENDER, or one of our themed enewsletters on topics such as food, family travel and summer activities. 

Subscribe to our eNews

 

ParentMap Books

ParentMap Books

ParentMap is excited to announce a growing collection of books on parenting, child development and family fun. Our new titles, 52 Seattle Adventures With KidsGetting to Calm by Laura Kastner Ph.D. and Spare Me 'The Talk'!: A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up by Jo Langford are garnering rave reviews. 

Browse books

 

 

Interested in advertising with us or starting a partnership? Find more info here or request a media kit by emailing advertising@parentmap.com.